The President, Major General Muhammadu Buhari (retd.), has approved the Ondo Deep Sea Port.
The president gave the approval as he presided over the Federal Executive Council meeting on Wednesday.
The Ondo State Governor, Rotimi Akeredolu, made this known on Wednesday night in a release issued on his official Twitter handle.
He appreciated the president for his “parting gift” to the state.
The release read, “We received with great delight the news of the approval of Ondo Deep Sea Port by the Federal Executive Council (FEC) which was Presided over by President @MBuhari Today. I thank Mr President and members of FEC for this impressive parting gift from President Buhari administration.
“The Port Ondo is one of the most important projects of this administration. We are determined and committed to actualising this project that will set our state on the path of economic prosperity.
“Our dream for this port of Ondo is to serve as a conduit for our goods, agricultural produce, and very soon, our bitumen.
“It is the goal of this administration to ensure that the potential of Ondo State is maximised and that all necessary infrastructure required to make this a reality is put in place to achieve this.
“We thank the minister of Transportation, Hon. Mu’azu Jaji Sambo, for his interventions and commitment. Our state is very grateful for this yeoman service. History will be kind to him.
“We equally noted with candour, the role of the Minister of State for Transportation, our own, Prince Ademola Adegoroye. Your impactful struggles and efforts have started yielding enduring fruit of development.
“Indeed, you have proven to be a true representative of your people. Your doggedness is admirable.
“We also appreciate everyone who has, one way or the other, contributed to the process of getting this approval. It is just a phase. We expect that this development will renew our vigour and drive our passion to deliver the Port Ondo project.
“Like we say, we are planting a tree, under which shade we may not rest. Nevertheless, it is a worthy cause for the generation yet unborn. We are committed to any effort that targets the good of the next generation.”